Country Side of Elvis  [2 CD]
If you like your Elvis with a heavy dose of schmaltz, then this Australian-only release is right up your alley. It's 25 of Elvis' country-oriented recordings, with all of the early '50s sides for Sun and RCA deleted from the set. What's left are movie leftovers, album cuts, and B-sides from 1961 to near the end, all of them slickly produced, with most of them sporting a slick Nashville sound. Although the notes go into great detail about Elvis' country roots, this isn't the place to hear him as a hillbilly singer; go to his original Sun sides to hear the real Elvis, country boy at heart.